The guests arrived, cocktailed, dined, danced and selected a winner!!! CFN’s Summer Series Ultimate Champions are Chef Ben Hayes and his sous chefs: Chef David DiGangi and Chef Jared Jewell!!! It’s was a close battle, ending with a score of 254-244 but in the end, Ben reigned supreme!
His menu, with the inclusion of our 3 secret ingredients, consisted of Baja Meatballs with roasted pepper crema and a pineapple pipette (vienna sausage), Wagyu Beef Cheeks with white cheddar grits and pickled walla wallas (bbq potato chips) and a Rosemary infused Cheesecake with ube honey and white chocolate noodles (fruit roll up) took top prize!!
A special Thank You to Chef Diego Rodriguez (@diegorodn14) and Proof Restaurant (@proofdsm), our Judges: Brian Taylor Carlson (@briindsm), Jessica Havel (@jessdessertsdsm) Vana B. Rosenberg (@therealvanabr), our production team: Donovan Carboney (@twelve_one_projects), Quinton Shootz (@plvtopros) and Rick Burger (@stang_films), our photographer – Laura Hess (@hessjohnstonclan), the master of music – @dj_tbeck, the lighting crew – @eyesinthedarkproductions, our venue partner – @dmsocialclub, boxing ring partner – @3XWrestling, CFN Mgmt: Wendy Broich (@a_woman_to_watch), Davonte Binion (@wtf_davonte) and KP Pierce (@just_cheffin_it), co-host – Willie Farrell (@williefrattofarrell), Summer Series contestants, CFN staff, servers and most of all, THE GUESTS!!